Public Health Scotland developed the COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey (CEYRIS) to find out about the experience, and impact of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on our young children (2-7 year olds) in Scotland.
We conducted the first round of CEYRIS between 22 June and 6 July 2020. Scotland had just moved to Phase 1 of the recovery ‘route-map’ (external website) and the restrictions were changing rapidly.
Reports and findings from round 1
The response to the survey was very positive with over 11,000 parents and carers of children from all over Scotland responding.
We plan to repeat this survey to help us understand how things are changing for our young children and families as time goes on.
We have published a series of reports presenting the findings from the first round of CEYRIS:
- Background Report – national COVID-19 context, survey methodology, representativeness of the data, demographics of the participants
- Report 1 – Key behaviours in children in Scotland during COVID-19
- Report 2 – Children’s play and learning, use of outdoor spaces and social interactions during COVID-19 in Scotland
- Report 3 – The experience of parents and carers during COVID-19 in Scotland
- Report 4 – Full findings from the first round of CEYRIS. In-depth analysis showing the impact of COVID-19 by income group, single-adult households, larger families and families living with long-term physical and mental health conditions
- Briefing paper – a short summary of the main findings shown in Report 4 from the first round of CEYRIS.
Report and findings from round 2
The second round of the COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey ran in November/December 2020 to find out how children in Scotland aged 2-7 years continue to be affected by COVID-19.
This report provides an overview of the findings covering the following themes:
- key behaviours
- children's play and learning, use of outdoor spaces and social interactions
- the experience of parents and carers during COVID-19
- the experience of COVID-19 and specific infection control measures.